One more room to go and this whole house will be remodeled. Of course, then we will be heading outside to spruce it up out there, but as for the interior spaces, the family room in the basement is it. I was smart and actually took quite a few before pictures of the space. I am almost embarrassed to admit that this is what the family room has looked like since we bought the house because it is pretty bad, but in keeping with being real, here they are…
These are the pictures I took as we were removing the carpet on the day of closing (in September)!
The above picture is my mother in law who is not afraid to demo anything and was so very helpful when we bought this house and demo-ed a lot!! I am sure she will be so very happy that I included this pic in here (Hi Reen!!)
Clearly we have done basically nothing with this space since we moved in. We ripped out the carpet and sprayed Kilz on the floors and then my mother in law painted the concrete for us. We also did not paint the wood half white and leave the other half.
Did you notice the curtain hanging in the dungeon? Yes, it is a purple Snuggie! Ryan felt the need to hang it down there so that when he randomly watched TV in the dungeon, he doesn’t have to deal with the sun shining on the TV.
The works begins in this space tonight with the removal of the rest of the ceiling tile and the installation of new ceiling tile. Then it will be on to paint, paint, and more paint. Then it is carpet time, baseboards, and whatever else Ryan needs to do
So there you have it. The real scary truth of what our basement family room looks like right now. But, have faith, you saw what the basement bathroom looked like before too and it looks quite fabulous now, if I must say so myself!!